Application Missing in Windows®
What are the reasons due to which applications are not found in Windows? Discuss ways to fix the issue.
Windows Operating System runs various kinds of applications in the system. The applications range from the inbuilt applications of Microsoft to the other third party applications. Microsoft applications include Microsoft Office tools, media center applications, etc. The other third party applications include various players, games etc. The applications that run in Windows Operating Systems are compatible with the Operating System version on which they run. The applications sometimes cause issues with the working of the Operating Systems such as the missing of application etc. The reasons for various errors are due to any of the infections in the system, system file issues and issues with the application itself etc. The virus infections in the system also create problems of missing application in Windows. You get an error message that reads "Application not found" whenever you try to open the application. The Control Panel option also does not display the application in the list of installed programs. The user sometimes causes the issue when the application requested to open is corrupted or removed from the system. The missing of registry entries of the particular application also causes the issue.
Following are some ways to fix issue of missing applications in Windows:
- Reinstall application
- Remove infections and corruptions in system
- Repair Operating System
The corrupted application software in the system may be the reason for missing application issue. To fix the issue, an user must remove and reinstall the software program in the system. The corrupted files in the installation folder of the program or the improper installation of the application in the system may also cause the issue. So, an user should remove the application from the system by clicking on the 'Remove' button in 'Add or Remove Program' options of Control Panel. Purchase a new installation CD or download the application from Microsoft Download Center or from other trusted websites. Install the software application by clicking on the 'Run' option after downloading the same.
Remove infections and corruptions in system
The infections that enter the Operating System possess the power to corrupt the registry contents of various applications. Also, the infections cause damage in the application and prevent the application from running in the system. So, user must remove the infections in the system by performing a system scan and also with the help of Antivirus software. Perform the registry cleanup and modify the values.
The missing application issue also occurs due to the corrupted or damaged Operating System software. If the above mentioned steps do not resolve the issue, then the user can choose the repair installation of the Operating System. The action repairs the Operating System along with the application since Windows Operating System software package includes many of the applications found in the system. Insert the installation CD and boot the system. Select the 'Repair' installation option from the menu. Back up the personal data and other informations in the system before repairing the Operating System.
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